RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Class Begins October 21

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

Dates: October 21 – November 13
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students

Women only please. Minimum age of 12.

Registration and payment may be completed online at www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/rad, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.


Calling all witches, vampires and ghosts!

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Join Michigan Tech Youth Dance for a Halloween Dance Party October 26, 4-6pm in the SDC Studio! Make Halloween crafts, play games, and most of all, DANCE!

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Halloween costume! We’ll be having a costume parade, and you could win a prize! Cost is $5/child or $8/two children. Open to kids 5-12 (0-5 with a parent).

For more information or to register, visit



Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar November 7-9

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Invited: All practitioners experienced and inexperienced
Cost: $85/full seminar OR $27/class. Supplies included.
Schedule: Friday 8-10pm; Saturday 8:30-12pm, 7-9pm; Sunday 10am-12pm
Location: SDC Studio/Wood Gym Balcony
Instructor: David Goldberg Sensei, (5th Dan Aikido, Iaido, and Master Swordsmith)

Class content: Friday and Sunday Aikido/sword relationship. Saturday Sword training and cutting. (Supplies provided. Friday class required for cutting. Sword purchases available from Sensei Goldberg special seminar prices: www.goldmountainforge.com)

For more information or to register, visit
http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/aikido/index

facebook: Aikido Nanzan Dojo
Mark Campbell Olszewski – 906-482-3551
Michigan Tech Recreation – 906-487-2975

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Community Programs, Aikido at Michigan Tech and Aikido Nanzan Dojo.


Total Body Spin Workshop Saturday, October 11!


Saturday, October 20, 12:00-1:20 p.m., SDC Studio

Strengthen and sculpt your body through this educational workshop designed to ease you into your own workout regimen or motivate you to join some of our high intensity classes!

An introduction to basic training principles and movements will be provided, followed by basic instructions necessary to begin an indoor cycling class. Learn techniques for indoor cycling as well as interval-based resistance training utilizing some of our most popular features like TRX suspension training, kettle bells, and a fast-paced exercise circuit. Both high intensity workouts are guaranteed to give you your strength and cardio fix! All fitness levels welcome. Class size is limited.

Cost per day: Community $10, Tech Student $8.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/spinning/total-body-spin/index.


Lifeguard Training Class October 27 – November 15

​Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

For more information or to register online, visit

http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/specialty/lifeguard/index.


Youth Dance Teaching Assistants Needed!

YOUTH DANCE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED

The Youth Dance Program at Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for qualified teaching assistants for the current semester. This is a volunteer role, but has the possibility to transition to a paid primary teacher position for spring semester.

Duties include:
  • leading an exercise if teacher is assisting a student
  • assisting a confused or struggling student
  • handing out and collecting props or equipment
  • keeping children focused
  • maintaining a safe classroom environment
  • being an encouraging and enthusiastic presence
All applicants are required to provide:
  • current contact information
  • current resume, including ALL related dance and dance instruction experience
For more information or to submit your resume, contact communityprograms@mtu.edu.

Fall Into a New Workout with Adult & Youth Fitness Workshops!

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT 

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!

Fall into a New Workout

Our fall Workshop lineup is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs! Try one of the following Adult Workshops: Restorative Yoga, Total Body Spin, Getting Fit & Staying Healthy with Yoga, and Adult Ballet. Youth Workshops include:  Parent/Toddler Dance, Modern Dance for Kids, and Intro to Dance for Teens.

For more information on workshops, class schedules and prices, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com. Also on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.


Water Safety Instructor Training Registration Deadline is October 3!


Earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification in a 3-day training course October 17-19 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool!

Get training in water safety and drowning prevention and learn information needed to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Completion of this program will allow you to apply for group and private swim instructor positions within Michigan Tech Community Programs.

Participants must be 16 years of age by October 17. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is October 3!

For more information, visit http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/specialty/wsi/index.